December 28, 2018 at 1:34 pm #20979
Hi Guy’s, Will here.
I found, and entered into, this program through advice from Paul Cale, who I met at the Kinetic 1A course in Melbourne. Due to the following;
In March 2018 I enlisted into ARA, and discharged in April 2018, due to an inability to cope with Army structure. Since then, on advice from Army psychologist who conducted my exit interview, I have been working on my personal resilience and discipline through goal setting etc.
So far, I have completed my current goals of improving my fitness, and completing the Bush Lore Australia 3 day survival course, amongst other goals. And I am on to my next target, which is to become a PSO within Victoria Police.
I aim to remain within that position for a few years, and then reapply to the ADF to serve within the ARA or RAAF.
January 3, 2019 at 11:59 am #20999
- This topic was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Will Key.
G’day Will, nice to ‘meet’ you!January 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm #21003
Likewise Keith.January 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm #21021
Dean AdamsParticipant@Charlie November
Firstly all the best with achieving that next goal on your list!
Just wondering how you found the Kinetic course and what you got out of it?
CheersJanuary 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm #21022
I found both the theoretical and practical components of the Level 1-A course to be well structured and informative. It suits both those looking for an introduction to self defence, and people like me who have a background in martial arts.
As for what I got out of it, I enjoyed how Paul Cale went into the legalities around self defence, mindset, and the simplicity of the training. It was cohesive.
Cheers.May 4, 2019 at 4:42 pm #21433
Update on my goals; I have advanced roughly 1/3 of the way through the PSO assessment, kept working, and in addition have been volunteering with my local CFA brigade as a volunteer firefighter. Further to that, I have begun volunteering at another organisation, and am on the way to begin training with a local SES unit.
However physically I have had to start from scratch; with a quadriceps injury in December, which was later compounded by a knee injury that required surgery late February. Mentally it was tough, but the training here, Bush Lore Australia, and the new physical goals I had to set have helped massively in keeping disciplined and focused on attaining my other goals.
Will.May 15, 2019 at 5:43 pm #21555
Matt WilsonParticipant@Whiskey Mike
I have just caught up with your progress, well done, by the way, excellent work.
Let me know if you want some advice on how to visualise and manage your goals so they are all ramping up to your longer-term main goal/vision.
In the meantime, don’t forget to keep us in the loop with your progress.
MattMay 16, 2019 at 7:17 am #21556
Thank you for the offer, I will keep everyone updated here.
Will.May 16, 2019 at 5:41 pm #21557
Matt WilsonParticipant@Whiskey Mike
I will submit a blog about goal focus in the next weeks. Have a read and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.
Life is good,
MattOctober 31, 2019 at 6:23 am #21931
Currently completed both an external structural firefighting course with the CFA, plus another with the SES to make myself an operational member with them.
I am also undertaking a SCBA/S&R internal firefighting course, with myself coping well with the stress of what the course entails, and what it leads to. I am also doing a tracking/observation course with Bush Lore later this month.
As for careers, I’ve been knocked back from VicPol due to not meeting the requirements in relation to work experience.
However I have started the paperwork required to re-enlist into Defence, specifically within the RAN.
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